Structural and functional diversities in lepidopteran serine proteases

@article{Srinivasan2006StructuralAF,
  title={Structural and functional diversities in lepidopteran serine proteases},
  author={Ajay Srinivasan and A. Giri and Vidya S. Gupta},
  journal={Cellular \& Molecular Biology Letters},
  year={2006},
  volume={11}
}
Primary protein-digestion in Lepidopteran larvae relies on serine proteases like trypsin and chymotrypsin. Efforts toward the classification and characterization of digestive proteases have unraveled a considerable diversity in the specificity and mechanistic classes of gut proteases. Though the evolutionary significance of mutations that lead to structural diversity in serine proteases has been well characterized, detailing the resultant functional diversity has continually posed a challenge… Expand
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